We are a Christian Church and a part of the Evangelical Covenant denomination whose mission is “It’s About The One.” We have “Real Fun. Real People. Real Answers.” Canyon Springs is located in the Scripps Ranch Community of San Diego and welcomes all. We encourage you to join us and learn more about The One. Our Sunday services and various ministries for men, women, youth and children mean that there’s something for everyone here at Canyon Springs.
“It’s About the One” – Our Mission Statement
It’s about The One. It’s Canyon Springs Mission Statement and it has two meanings:
- First, “The One”, refers to our relationship with Jesus. We were created to be in relationship with the God of the universe and only then can we experience the forgiveness, joy, and peace that God intended for us.
- Second, “The One”, refers to our purpose as believers in Jesus. Jesus told stories about lost sheep, lost coins, and a lost brother. In all of those stories, it’s not about the found, it’s about the lost one. Once we are in relationship with The One, our goal is to grow and mature so that God can use us to reach the next One.
Changing lives one story at a time.
…You can tell the next generation detail by detail the story of God, Our God forever, who guides us till the end of time.”
Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children tell their children. Pass the story down from generation to generation.”
I’ll never quit telling the story of your love… Your love has always been our lives’ foundation.”
Each persons life is made up of stories. Family stories, sports stories, Christmas stories. We have “speeding ticket” stories. We have “my teacher hated me” stories. We have “I hit myself with a hammer and said words I shouldn’t have” stories. There lots of other stories too. Our stories include drama and comedy, action and adventure. We have hard stories, painful stories, broken relationship stories. We also have a spiritual story. We are all at different places. Some of you are on chapter 27 of your story and still others are just cracking open the book. When you add up all these stories they make us who we are. We are confident and insecure. We are put together and out of control. We are at peace and in pain. We are all imperfect beings with stories that tell the tale of an imperfect past.
No matter where you are at, God wants to enter your story. He wants to help you write a happily ever after. That’s why he gave us the Bible. When you think of this book, it really is a story book. It’s a true story, but it’s all about story. God’s story of reaching out to us. It’s told in hundreds of stories. Noah and the ark, Jacob’s ladder, Joseph and the coat of many colors, Jonah and the whale, the feeding of the five thousand, Peter walking on water, Paul thrown in prison and Jesus. Jesus born of a virgin, living a sinless life and dying for our sins. When Jesus came to earth, 90% of what Jesus communicated was in the form of stories – either in parables, or miraculous events that became a great story. These stories were written with one purpose. They were written by God to change your story. To give you hope and peace and joy beyond your imagination. To help you turn the chapter on difficulties you may have faced in your past and help you find your happily ever after.